How do we reclaim our own stories and the story of our community? This presentation will focus on ways we can undo who we are not and the power of reclaiming who we really are. We as all people, especially Indigenous People, can have no higher thought than who we think we are and who our communities are. In this webinar, Christina Love, ANDVSA Senior Specialist, will share the importance of story and how we see ourselves and the communities that grow us, including the importance of strong roots and some of the liberating practices that she has learned from growing back into community. Presented by Christina Love, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ and 2 Spirit youth in Tribal Communities. Challenges such as social distancing and school closures will be discussed. As well as ways to affirm identity, build strong support systems, including supportive individuals and extracurricular activities.
The historical roles and identities of Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ people and how Native American Historical and the impact of Intergenerational Trauma on this community, including how this once honored and respected individual is now ostracized within our tribal communities. We will examine the high rates of violence, sexual assault and the vulnerabilities of our Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ adult, youth, and community; as well as provide ways in which Tribal Colleges and Universities can ensure they are responding holistically to LGBTQ2S students impacted by sexual violence. We will highlight how the Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ community is individually and collectively trying to bring balance, beauty, and acceptance back into our tribal communities.